Sugary Sweet

Since my style has gotten less trendy and more vintage/retro oriented, I feel like I'm treading this fine line between cute outfits and looking like a character from a period piece. I usually hate it when people look like they're wearing a costume rather than actual clothes, but sometimes it's fun to take it up a notch and just go with the flow of a piece. I got this dress a while back (see me wear it here) from an awesome seller on etsy for only 14 euros, which is insane for a flawless, genuine 50's piece like this one. So today I went all the way with a cute hairbow, ballet flats and my box purse! Enjoy :-)

I just bought the PERFECT vintage crinoline on Etsy yesterday and I cannot wait for it to arrive so I can wear it with this dress among  others. I just know I'll spend my whole day swishing around and cooing about how pretty it is!


BEAUTIFUL, right? I might even wear it sans dress or skirt layered over it because it is so pretty as is!


I finished a few articles for my internship over the past few days. I was pretty happy with most of them but I knew one of my articles could be better. I sent em in anyway to get some feedback and I was SO happy to get the exact feedback I expected to get. It really is an awesome feeling to work for someone who understands the way you think, and vice versa. My boss gave me some pointers and now I'm completely happy with the article. I just feel I'm going to be learning so much from my internship!


dress: Etsy
box bag: Zara
ballet flats: Sacha
hairbow: H&M
scarf worn as belt: T2

56 comments

  1. u look wonderful!just like a girl from 60's :)
    love the dress and bag!

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  2. yep, love you so so much! the peach color looks amazing with your fabulous dark hair! you look so sweet! how gorgeous is that dress n you! and the bow! blue and peach, how sweet can life be! the accessories are like perfect! this is how i would style it too! a picture perfect. curious about how you are going to wear the petticoat

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  3. You look so innocent! =D That skirt reminds me of the one that Carrie wore in Sex & The city!

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  4. may I ask what etsy shop your dress is from?

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  5. Hi lovelilac! I linked through to her shop in the first part of my post but I see that it wasn't clear enough, I put it in my outfit description now as well :)

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  6. Oh, superleuke outfit!! So cute!!
    En je haar is mooi zo :)

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  7. I like the scarf tied as a belt. That's a nice touch. And that's an amazing 50's dress! Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

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  8. Jouw outfits zijn altijd zo lief en vrouwelijk!^^

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  9. Looking lovely! I know exactly what you mean, but dressing vintage in a style of a certain era may look costumey at time. That's just the risk, but I'd rather look like this than plain boring.

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  10. Wowwie, superleuke outfit! Dat strikje in je haar is om op te eten! Too cute.. Erg mooi jurkje trouwens, nice deal!

    Ik vind het echt tof dat je je haar altijd zo verschillend doet! Hoewel ik gezegend ben met lange lokken kan ik er echt niet veel mee aanvangen. Ben niet zo'n kapsel-creatieveling.. Los, staart of vlecht: that's it! Misschien moet jij me eens lesgeven in getting-your-hair-effortlessly-pretty!

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  11. what a perfect dress! forget trends, you look fantastic and not costumey. This reminds me of zooey deschanel or something.
    hooray for internships that encourage growth rather than just coffee fetching. what are you writing about?

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  12. Suuch a gorgeous perfect dress. You don't look costumey, very retro chic. But it works so well! That's great that your internship is going so well, it's always so nice to get some feedback to help grow
    xJennaD

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  13. I dont think you could look more perfect. This is an absolutely darling outfit and that crinoline will look spectacular with this dress.

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  14. Loving the scarf/belt, just makes it complete.

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  15. I think you look gorgeous, not like a character at all! The dress is so pretty. I know what you mean though, I like the retro/vintage look too and try to do it my way and not to OTT. I have a rule 'no more than 1 bow per outfit' haha. xxx

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  16. wat zit je haar schattig zo!

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  17. Since I wear vintage & thrifted items every day I also struggle with the cute/costume factor to-- if a dress is particularly vintage looking I'll wear modern accessories to tone it down. I think you look perfect here, love the big hair bow!

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  18. that dress is so pretty. and i totally know what you mean sometimes i feel SO costumey and i even get looks. eek!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  19. You can't go wrong with a pretty vintage dress! I love the pink and the hairbow. And I can't wait to see that crinoline skirt in your outfit posts! xx

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  20. Today I concluded that you can do no wrong. You are so much girlier than me and a lot more vintage-oriented, yet I'm so fascinated by the way you dress. Fantastic!

    xxx Irinja (1milliondresses.blogspot.com)

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  21. That dress and that crinoline you bought will be perfect together! I love the fifties and you pull it off so well!!

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  22. This is such a wonderful outfit! That dress looks like it was made for you :)

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  23. Oh my! I too would be swooshing around in that crinoline. It'll definitely give dresses that nice little flirty pop.

    I think being "less trendy" actually makes us more creative with our individual style. We are more able to explore and experiment. :)

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

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  24. It's fun to go all the way with a vintage look once in a while, this is adorable! Love the hair bow :)

    cheers,
    --Megan//The Martian Tide

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  25. So cool! I hope you're going to show us some of your articles! Love this cute dress you hot 50ies doll :)

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  26. i dont think you look like a character i just think you look super cute.

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  27. so darling, love the dress & bag! you look adorable so it's def ok too look like you're right from the 50s! that's awesome about your internship, constructive feedback is so helpful but so hard to get sometimes.

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  28. Oh, deze vind ik echt geweldig! Je ziet er zo schattig uit, niet té schattig, cute & spicy :) xx

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  29. You. Look. Stunning. Super love this, and I don't think it looks too costumey, mainly because you've kept your hair and shoes quite normal. I also dislike it when people look too much like they're recreating a 1950s magazine look.

    I meant to ask you before what you internship is, if you're spilling the beans online that is! ; )

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  30. Zo mooi! Dit staat je echt heel goed, ben een beetje jaloers op je jurk ;)

    Die rok is ook echt SUPER. xx

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  31. Die rok is idd keileuk! Zal wss supertof worden in combinatie met je kleedjes, ik zie het al voor mij :)

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  32. Such a beautiful outfit, the cut of this dress works really well on you! Sally x

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  33. Yay!! You found your crinoline!!! That is awesome:) And the dress is perfect:) Plus that barrette is tres chic as well!

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  34. Deze stijl gaat je nog altijd het best, Annebeth! Op en top 60's, heerlijk!

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  35. What a bargain, this dress is beautiful! Love your hair this way too, v pretty :)

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  36. you look so pretty, and I adore that purse!

    <3Meghan

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  37. That dress is so gorgeous! And the bow in your hair is to die for :)

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  38. You look like Katy Perry in these pictures,
    but you will always be my Jwoww!

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack - Fashion Blog

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  39. Absolutely beautiful! Just like cotton candy :) Loving your blog and glad I found it! Follow each other?

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  40. That crinoline is wonderful! Such a pretty dress too! It's a really classic shape, so I don't think it's to costumey at all. You look adorable in this outfit! I love it!

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  41. I feel the same about costumes vs. fashion. I for instance love the Goth Loli trend because I love all things Japanese, but I would never want to look like that (it's only cute on little Asian goth girls). I prefer a personal mix of things rather than just staying 'in character'. The crinoline is adorbz! I'm so busy with my internship too at the mo', so good luck and be sure to let us know when we can read any of your articles! x

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  42. I just adore how you styled this and your dress is gorgeous on you!

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  43. Even with all those little touches, I don't think you look like a character or anything. You just look pretty and feminine to me, and that's lovely!

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  44. I just adore how you styled this and your dress is gorgeous on you!

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  45. You. Look. Stunning. Super love this, and I don't think it looks too costumey, mainly because you've kept your hair and shoes quite normal. I also dislike it when people look too much like they're recreating a 1950s magazine look.

    I meant to ask you before what you internship is, if you're spilling the beans online that is! ; )

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  46. That is such a beautiful dress!

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  47. Yay!! You found your crinoline!!! That is awesome:) And the dress is perfect:) Plus that barrette is tres chic as well!

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  48. Oh my! I too would be swooshing around in that crinoline. It'll definitely give dresses that nice little flirty pop.

    I think being "less trendy" actually makes us more creative with our individual style. We are more able to explore and experiment. :)

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

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  49. that dress is so pretty. and i totally know what you mean sometimes i feel SO costumey and i even get looks. eek!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  50. Since I wear vintage & thrifted items every day I also struggle with the cute/costume factor to-- if a dress is particularly vintage looking I'll wear modern accessories to tone it down. I think you look perfect here, love the big hair bow!

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  51. I think you look gorgeous, not like a character at all! The dress is so pretty. I know what you mean though, I like the retro/vintage look too and try to do it my way and not to OTT. I have a rule 'no more than 1 bow per outfit' haha. xxx

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  52. Loving the scarf/belt, just makes it complete.

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  53. what a perfect dress! forget trends, you look fantastic and not costumey. This reminds me of zooey deschanel or something.
    hooray for internships that encourage growth rather than just coffee fetching. what are you writing about?

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  54. Looking lovely! I know exactly what you mean, but dressing vintage in a style of a certain era may look costumey at time. That's just the risk, but I'd rather look like this than plain boring.

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  55. may I ask what etsy shop your dress is from?

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